What does a Business Associate do?

Business associates help their employers to acquire and retain customers. They follow sales leads and open up new avenues for the business to target and focus on customer relationship management. Business associates find and pursue possible leads in the hopes of finding new customers and interested parties. When new products launch, they inform existing customers and present them positively and excitedly.

Business associates answer questions and help solve problems to maintain customer satisfaction and track all sales and report new opportunities to management. Business associates believe in their company and have a passion for getting the services and messages in front of appropriate and desired audiences at all times. They share information at events and networking opportunities, work with upper management, and craft workable elevator pitches. After presenting to prospects and existing clients, they schedule follow-ups with interested parties. Business associates need a bachelor's degree in business management or administration.

What responsibilities are common for Business Associate jobs?
  • Conduct regular, standing meetings with customer executives and internal business partners.
  • Support efforts related to recruiting, employee development and training.
  • Develop, revise and update policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit intake forms for new small business contacts.
  • Provide support and advice to internal stakeholders on a range of policies, agreements and processes.
  • Work independently with key stakeholders to identify and address client needs in a collaborative approach.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of assigned business unit(s), their goals, and key milestones.
  • Render judgments and make timely decisions in alignment with business objectives.
  • Recommend recovery strategies, options, and assist with the implementation of recovery solutions.
  • Work with leaders to embed team structures, role clarity, goal alignment and other measures.
  • Partner with leaders to develop people strategies to further their business objectives.
  • Oversee annual and/or major gift activities to support strategic plan.
  • Serve as first point of contact for customer relationship management.
  • Identify efforts that will have the greatest strategic impact.
What are the typical qualifications for Business Associate jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Strong leadership, time management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Requires careful attention to detail.
  • Skilled with maintaining and creating spreadsheets.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Business Associate Salaries near United Kingdom

Average Base Pay

£42,730 /yr
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Business Associate Career Path

Learn how to become a Business Associate, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Read what Business Associate professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Chartwells Higher Education Dining ServicesChartwells Higher Education Dining Services
Business Student
23 Mar 2022

“I guess it might depend on your account and supervisor but my supervisor was so fun!”

Business Associate
16 Jul 2022

“The teams I worked on almost always got great feedback from clients which is very motivating.”

6 Sept 2022

“Valuation is not the best but you do get a lot out of the deal if you move forward”

Jack in the Box WorldwideJack in the Box Worldwide
Business Associate
23 Sept 2023

“No work life balance MD is so rude he will say to work on weekends no matter what.”

Yale New Haven HospitalYale New Haven Hospital
Business Associate
3 Feb 2022

“Managers usually try to hold you back from progressing because it is hard to find.”

Business Associate
20 Dec 2022

“Overall a horrible work experience; I would not recommend any employment opportunities to anyone.”

Business Administrative Apprentice
23 Sept 2023

“Many opportunities to learn outsideod ypur day to day job and lots of excellent resources no matter where you want to expand your career to.”

St Gabriel's Pre University
Associate Business Lecturer
13 Oct 2023

“No any BPJS and extra benefit”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Business Associate

The most similar professions to Business Associate are:
  • Business Development Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Sales Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Business Associate is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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